Prolonged exposure to stress increases your risk of everything from heart disease, obesity, and infection to anxiety, depression, and memory problems.
Those enemies of health and wellbeing come in many forms like stress, worry, lack of rest, anger, parasites, and toxins.
Many of the above-mentioned causes for poor health we have some control over. Others we don’t. But we can overcome the “effects” of those that we even don’t have control over so we can improve and maintain our health and good quality of life.
Our intent to show you how to gain control over the ones we can directly fix and to fix the ones we can’t directly control.
By making small key lifestyle changes, and learning things we were not aware of before now, we can greatly improve our health and quality of life, naturally, without drugs and toxic chemicals. With the right foods (read ingredient labels), supplements and knowledge (learn what supplementation you might need to stay healthy), we can overcome everything from health issues, to worry, stress and fear.
Stress is a psychological and physiological response to events that upset our personal balance in some way. When faced with a threat, whether to our physical safety or emotional equilibrium, the body’s defenses rapidly elevate into high gear automatically. This stresses our physical and mental natural state putting us in a place of fear, uncertainty, loneliness and desperation. Our pulse races, our heart pounds rapidly, our muscles tense up, our breathing accelerates and our mind becomes confused as our body reaches a state of red alert.
“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” ~Leo Buscaglia
In today’s world we all have a lot of responsibilities and worries and are running on stress a good portion of the time. This condition amplifies every daily action making the simplest of tasks into an emergency mode (a traffic jam, a phone call from the in-laws, or segment of the evening news). But the problem with the stress response is that the more it’s activated, the harder it is to shut off. Instead of levelling-off once the crisis has passed, your stress hormones, heart rate, and blood pressure remain elevated.
Furthermore, extended or repeated activation of the stress response takes a heavy toll on the body. Prolonged exposure to stress increases your risk of everything from heart disease, obesity, and infection to anxiety, depression, and memory problems. Because of the widespread damage it can cause, it’s essential to learn how to deal with stress in a more positive way and reduce its impact on your daily life.
Worry is sometimes caused by our overactive imaginations, when we don’t have enough “reality” to keep our minds better occupied. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” ~Leo Buscaglia
Many of us worry or “over think” something and then in the peak of your anxiety we realized that most of our worries never came to fruition. The ugly factor about worrying is that it overtakes your healthy mind and sends it into a non-existent world of events that for the most part never take place. We waste our time and energy on something that may or may never happen and cripple our chances to use our days to improve and increase our chances for success and happiness.
Lack of rest – Lack of sleep affects between 30% to 70% of the population. Incorrect nutrition, stress, lack of proper fitness, internal body unbalance, overeating, etc. are major causes for this phenomenon. Fortunately, it is one of the easiest things to correct.
Anger can be caused by either external or internal events.
Sleep is one of the most important functions to keep a body fit, healthy and happy. The body is design to get proper “downtime” to re-nourish and recuperate from daily activities.
When we are well rested, we wake up feeling refreshed and alert for our daily activities and are less likely to experience panic attacks, stressing out over small or non-existent negative situations. Sleep affects how we look, feel and perform on a daily basis, and has a major impact on our overall quality of life.
To get the most out of our sleep it is best to have a night of uninterrupted sleep to have your body and mind rejuvenated for the next day. Interrupted sleep does not allow the body to complete all of the phases needed for muscle repair, memory consolidation and release of hormones regulating growth and appetite. When sleep is interrupted throughout the night, we wake up less prepared to concentrate, make decisions, or engage fully in daily work and social activities.
Anger is “an emotional state that varies in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage,” according to Charles Spielberger, PhD, a psychologist who specializes in the study of anger. Like other emotions, it is accompanied by physiological and biological changes; when anger strikes, our heart rate, the levels of your energy hormones, adrenaline, and noradrenaline and blood pressure go up.
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